HC rule on legality of ‘Money Laundering Prevention Ordinance 2015′

HC rule on legality of ‘Money Laundering Prevention Ordinance 2015′

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The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule asking to know why six sections of the Money Laundering Prevention Ordinance 2015 should not be declared illegal.An HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Iqbal Kabir Liton issued the rule in response to a public interest litigation filed by Imtiaj Ahmed, president of Somajer Proti Jubor Uddyag, a social works organisation.

Cabinet Secretary, Finance Secretary, Law Secretary, President’s Office Secretary, Home Secretary and Bangladesh Bank (BB) governor have been asked to respond to the rule within four weeks.

The six different sections of the ordinance gives power of investigation to different government agencies before the Anti Corruption Commission can take steps in specific cases.

Besides, the six sections are conflicting to some sections of the Anti Corruption Commission Act 2004, according to the petitioner.

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